Hang Loose Beach welcomes the KTE Riders

Gizzeria, Italy 24 July 2014: The European Championships of Freestyle and Kitesurf Tour Europe Finals in Formula Racing are poised to witness a battle of champions in Gizzeria, Lido.

This year the Freestyle field is highly competitive, and current European champion Mario Rowald from Germany and Italian rider Gabriele Garofalo will fight for the title in 2014.


In the womens’ division, Paula Novotna is back from injury and will fight for the title against KTA rider Kelly Schouten, along with current British champion Rosanne Jury, and Malin Amle fresh from her PKRA debut in France and Egypt.


As always, the Formula Racing fleet is the biggest fleet in the competition with over 30 competitors enlisted. Top riders such as Florian Gruber, world champion, and Italian rider Riccardo  Leccese are two stand out riders in attendance, along with many local riders joining the IKA sanctioned competition.


Spectators and competitors will enjoy the Aloha Beach Party in the evenings, where over 40,000 partygoers will dance the night away in celebration of the days’ events.


Riders List:

Adrian Geislinger Austria Gaastra Gaastra surfshop upsidedown/ usd.at LIP-Sports
Alejandro Climent Hernandez Spain Ozone Tema Vento, OZONE; Tema Vento, meanline fins
Alessandro Di Benedetto Italy Ozone Temavento  
Alex Vychegzhanin Ukraine none none Tarifa Fins Company
Alexis Guzman Montan others Gaastra Kiteboarding Gaastra Kiteboarding  
Anastasia Akopova Russian Federation none none none
Andrea Beverino Italy ozone mike lab SELIN S.R.L-FOX KITE
Denis Taradin Russian Federation NKB    
Emanuele Dolciotti Italy oz ml  
Erwin Gruber Germany No Temavento Exxtasy, Freizeit- & Sport GmbH
Florian Gruber Germany Ozone Temavento Freizeit- & Sport GmbH, Club Mistral
Ivan Doronin Russian Federation none none Z-Fins, Underwave
James Neeson Australia - - SMQ
Jhon Mora others Ozone Temavento KitesurfCayman - Quality Systems Lab - Waterman
Lorenzo Giovannelli Italy Ozone Temavento  
Mario Calbucci Italy ELF Temavento Mystic
Martin Dolenc Croatia ozone temavento Jofa d.o.o. Z fins
Mattia Galeazzi Italy Airush Airush Prolimit Blaskite Shop
Merla Gianluca Italy kitemaniak trasimeno ,hgv,fe.pa,Twkc uc distribution Fe.pa
Oliver Bridge United Kingdom Northkiteboarding Northkiteboarding Edgewatersports, Volvo, Meanline fins, ION
Pablo Sola Garcia Spain none none Kitezone Valenci
Pietro Fazioli Italy ozone mkl www.ramblamaccarese.com www.letortediarianna.it
Riccardo Leccese Italy Ozone Temavento Bla
Tatiana Sysoeva Russian Federation Ozone Axis NP,www.east-coast.ru
Toni Vodisek  Slovenia OZONE ML70 accaemme.net Hotel Vodisek
Elena Kalinina Russian Federation Elfkite Tema Vento SPBYC
Andrei Balaykin Russian Federation Melston Team     
Astrid Berz Switzerland Ozone, garangosurf.com garangosurf.com Lip
Roy Rodwald Germany      
Thiago Artega  Spain      
Dylan van der Meij Netherlands Flysurfer Flyboards www.versusshop.nl
Florian Gruber Germany Ozone Temavento Freizeit- & Sport GmbH, Club Mistral
Gabriele Garofalo Italy RRD-RobertoRicciDesignes RRD-RobertoRicciDesignes Jamakite-
Gianmaria Coccoluto Italy North-kiteboarding north-kiteboarding ION, Jamakite
Jan Novotný Czech Republic North kiteboarding North kiteboarding 69 slam, Meatfly
Nikolaj Holmlund Denmark F-ONE F-ONE Kitedanmark, Quiksilver & Manera
Rens Van der Schoot Netherlands Cabrinha Cabrinha  
Sander Bos Netherlands North Kiteboarding North Kiteboarding ION
Mario Rodwald Germany North Kiteboarding, ION, Nutrilite, XS    
Andrea Ragazzoni Italy north kiteboarding north kiteboarding Gasoline for Humans, ION 
Dario Fidenzi Italy Ultimate Kiteboarding Ultimate Kiteboarding  
Francesca Bagnoli Italy north kiteboarding north kiteboarding Ion, Technoflow, tecservice, rédélé,
Kelly Schouten Netherlands Liquid Force Liquid Force Garmin
Nanette van der Snoek Netherlands North Kiteboarding North Kiteboarding ION
Noussa Denkler Germany Flysurfer Flyboards Xcel Wetsuits, Mymuesli,
Malin Amle Norway Liquid Force Liquid Force  
Paula Novotna Czech Republic North kiteboarding North kiteboarding Ion, lifefood, cheeky and coco
Rosanna Jury United Kingdom Airush Airush Patagonia
Stine Jensen Denmark Cabrinha Cabrinha Advodan